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WAXBOX To Make Live Debut

Jackson, Tennessee's WAXBOX (formerly FULL DEVIL JACKET) will play their first show under the new name on Friday, Nov. 15 at The Outer Limit in Nashville. Also appearing on the bill will be LOVE OVER GRAVITY and FATE. ...

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DAVE GROHL Nixes UNLEASHED Frontman For PROBOT Project Over Questionable Politics

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl contemplated approaching UNLEASHED frontman Johnny Hedlund to contribute lead vocals to one of the songs for his upcoming metal project, PROBOT, but changed his mind after learning of the Swedish death metal vocalist's rumored Nazi leanings, Grohl revealed in an interview with Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "I love UNLEASHED's music — ...

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DARK ANGEL Destroy Santa Ana With Unannounced Set

As widely anticipated, DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and guitarist Eric Meyer joined drummer Al "Mayhem" Mendez and bassist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) at the conclusion of DREAMS OF DAMNATION's opening set (featuring Durkin) at Monday night's KREATOR/DESTRUCTION gig at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California and tore into "Burning Of Sodom", ...

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DREAM EVIL Commence Songwriting Sessions For Sophomore CD

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have commenced the songwriting sessions for their sophomore CD, due sometime in 2003. According to the group's official web site, "the early demos show that the new ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS To Issue Third Album

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS will issue their third album, entitled A New Dimension of Might, at the end of this month through Napalm Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Ecstatic 02. A Fate Sealed in Red 03. Crashing Down 04. Obedience in the Abscence of Logic 05. Liquid View ...

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DREAM EVIL, FULL STRIKE Live Videos Posted Online

Live video clips of DREAM EVIL and FULL SRIKE, filmed during the two bands' performances at Göteborgskalaset on Heden in Göteborg, Sweden on August 12th, can be viewed at this location. DREAM EVIL feature in their ranks acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw ...

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ANN BOLEYN Manager Accused Of Soliciting Murder

54-year-old James Howard Paul, Jr., who had previously managed HELLION frontwoman and horror movie actress Ann Boleyn, was arraigned on August 27th in Van Nuys Superior Court for soliciting the murder of his wife. As a result, Boleyn has announced the termination of her business relationship with Paul effective August 15th. "Right now Jim's focus ...

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ANGEL WITCH Confirm Reunion, Plan Summer Festival Appearances

NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH have confirmed that they have reunited and are planning on hitting the European festival circuit next summer. "Following recent soul-searching times, fate dealt metal a gentle hand for a change and the result was that [ANGEL WITCH] have reassembled the awesome 2000 line-up consisting of [guitarist/vocalist] Kevin Heybourne (naturally), [bassist] Richie ...

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DREAM EVIL To Embark On Japanese Tour

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (i.e. HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (i.e. KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), will embark on a two-date Japanese tour in October. The details are as follows: Oct. 10 – Tokyo, JAP @ Club Quattro Oct. 11 – ...

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RUSH Drummer Breaks Silence On Death Of Daughter, Wife

RUSH drummer Neil Peart has broken his silence on the tragic deaths of his 19-year-old daughter Selena and wife Jackie, both of whom passed away within a 10-month period back in 1997-1998. In his new book, Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road, which is being published by Canada's ECW Press, Neil provides a personal ...

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KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE Ink Deals With METAL BLADE, MASSACRE

KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE are on the verge of signing new record deals with Metal Blade Records and Massacre Records for the North American and European territories, respectively. Licensing deals for Japan, Australia, and South America are still pending. In an official statement posted at KING DIAMOND/MERCYFUL FATE's official web site, King Diamond (the ...

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THUNDER To Reunite For MONSTERS OF ROCK Shows

British hard rockers THUNDER will reunite for a series of shows in November to be held under the Monsters Of Rock banner, vocalist Danny Bowes has confirmed via on online posting. "Oh dear....It appears the moggy has slipped well and truly out of the bag, despite my best efforts to keep it in," Bowes wrote. ...

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OVERKILL's BOBBY "BLITZ" ELLSWORTH: "Can't Kill A Dead Man"

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth has posted the following message regarding the "minor stroke" he suffered about 30 minutes into the band's headlining performance in Nürnberg, Germany on Thursday, June 27th: "Well, slapped by the hand of fate...God? "Hmmm, regardless, I don't write the script, just act it out, like the rest. "The deal is....boom, ...

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BLAZE Cancel Belgian Gig, Fate Of Remaining Dates In Doubt

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, were forced to cancel their appearance with OVERKILL at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium on Sunday, June 16th after drummer Jeff Singer's brother became very ill, thus causing the band to return to their homebase earlier than expected. Although BLAZE reportedly went ahead and performed at ...

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Ex-PESTILENCE/BOLT THROWER Frontman Resurfaces In DEATH BY DAWN

Former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX/BOLT THROWER frontman Martin Van Drunen will perform a live gig with his new band, DEATH BY DAWN, on Saturday, June 15th at J.U.K.S. in Emsdetten, Germany. Also appearing on the bill will be GUERRILLA and FUTURE FATE. For more information on DEATH BY DAWN, and to download full-length MP3s of their music, visit ...

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D.R.I. Tribute CD: Full Details Unveiled

MR. BUNGLE, 40 GRIT and RATOS DE PORAO are among the artists confirmed to appear on the forthcoming D.R.I. tribute CD, entitled We Don't Need Society, due for release later in the year. The full track listing for the album will be as follows (in no particular order): 01. 40 GRIT - "Nursing Home Blues" ...

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KING DIAMOND Still Signed To Metal Blade Records (For Now)

KING DIAMOND are still officially signed to Metal Blade Records, despite recent rumors indicating that the company and the band have parted ways. However, according to manager Ole Bang, the current running agreement is approaching the date of the option for a new recording, and I have no info to the effect whether Metal Blade ...

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The SLIPKNOT/STATIC-X Collaboration: "We Didn't Break Up"

SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, who recently decided to drop the band name THE REJECTS for their long-running side project, have issued the following statements explaining their decision to part ways with singer Dizzy and recruit vocalist Wednesday 13 of THE FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13: Joey Jordison: "Listen...... I don't ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Frontman To Issue "Head First" In July

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant will release his first solo album since 1993, entitled Head First, on July 16th. Self-produced, the effort will include covers of the JIMI HENDRIX classic "Hey Joe" and TIM HARDIN's "Morning Dew". The latter marks the second time Plant has covered a HARDIN track— on his 1993 release Fate ...

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SATYRICON Studio Report #2

SATYRICON mainman Satyr has posted the following studio report from the ongoing mixing sessions at a Danish studio with producer Jeff "Critter" Newell (i.e. MINISTRY, GUNS N' ROSES, FILTER, etc.) for the group's forthcoming album, which is due to be released in August/September through Capitol Records (Scandinavia): “We're almost done, two songs left to go ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Speaks Out On Fate Of Band's Unreleased 1992 Demos

CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently commented on the possibility of the group's unreleased 1992 demos—recorded during the pre-production sessions for the aborted Under Apollyon's Sun CD—ever being issued on CD and made available to the record-buying public. According to Fischer, “the first 1992 demo was canned by the band, rather immediately after the ...

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BAPHOMET/HOUSECORE RECORDS End Partnership With RELAPSE

Baphomet/Housecore Records, a joint venture between PANTERA's Philip Anselmo and NECROPHAGIA mainman Killjoy, have ended their business arrangement with Relapse Records in which Relapse was handling manufacturing, marketing and distribution for Baphomet/Housecore's releases. There has been no official word yet on the fate of the Baphomet/Housecore's signings, including the much-anticipated SUPERJOINT RITUAL (featuring Anselmo on ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM G. FISCHER Speaks Out On PROBOT Project

CELTIC FROST/APOLLYON SUN mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently commented on his contribution to the upcoming PROBOT project, led by former NIRVANA and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, in the form of a track called "Big Sky", the final recordings for which were delivered over a year ago. According to Fischer, I haven't heard from ...

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